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Check Zoning Laws Before Starting Your Own

A meeting about science and technology parks might not sound exciting to you, but you should check out what it inspired for Bora Zivkovic at A Blog Around the Clock. Bora, who's based in North Carolina's Research Triangle area, says the conference was something of an eye-opener for him about how much of an effect these parks have and what future models might look like. He also reflects on the local Research Triangle Park, and how it allowed North Carolina to keep highly educated people in the state, lure high-tech companies, and encourage cross-university collaborations. "As a result, science in the state boomed. Instead of isolated nodes, there was now a network," he writes.

The Scan

Rise of BA.5

The New York Times reports that the Omicron subvariant BA.5 has become the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 in the US.

UK Health Secretary Resigns

Sajid Javid, the UK health secretary, resigned along with Chancellor Rishi Sunak, saying they cannot work with Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government, CNN reports.

Clones From Freeze-Dried Cells

A team in Japan has cloned mice from freeze-dried skin cells, according to the Guardian.

Genome Research Papers on Craniosynostosis, Macaque Retrotransposition, More

In Genome Research this week: structural variants in craniosynostosis, LINE-1 activity in rhesus macaque brain, and more.